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Led Zeppelin — Dazed and Confused
Album: Led Zeppelin
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Released: 1969
Length: 6:21
Plays (last 30 days): 2
Been dazed and confused for so long it's not true
Wanted a woman never bargained for you
Lots of people talk and few of them know
Soul of a woman was created below, yeah

You hurt and abused tellin' all of your lies
Run around sweet baby, Lord how they hypnotize
Sweet little baby I don't know where you've been
Gonna love you baby, here I come again

Every day I work so hard
Bringin' home my hard earned pay
Try to love you baby, but you push me away

Don't know where you're goin'
Only know just where you've been
Sweet little baby, I want you again

Been dazed and confused for so long, it's not true
Wanted a woman, never bargained for you
Take it easy baby, let them say what they will
Will your tongue wag so much when I send you the bill
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52 years later I still love this 
These guys and ELP. I'm reminded of John Peel's comment "A complete waste of time, talent and electricity" except in the case of Led Zeppelin you can skip the talent part. 
In 1969, Dad was a high school Industrial Education teacher.  He made a pair of Popular Mechanics speakers called "Sweet Sixteens" (basically sixteen small speakers put into a big speaker box) and installed them in our living room.  

When the parents went out on weekend holidays, my teenage friends and I would drop acid, sprawl around the living room,  and crank up the Sixteens.   This album was our favourite - great times burned into the memory banks forever!  And of course I love hearing RP on RP!
In 1969 we drove to High School in my friend's Chrysler with this blaring on the 8 track stereo. Always got to school dazed and confused..  
Out of breath! Just ran ... the volume wasn't loud enough when this started.
Man that drumming. My arms almost fell off trying to keep up the air drumming 😂
 hayduke2 wrote:
MASTER MUSICIANS!!!

John Bonham

“John Henry Bonham!”
I love seeing all the Zeppy fanatics go bananas when someone calls them thieves.

When it's your favorite band doing it: "whatever everyone is doing it"
They took full credit for lyrics that weren't theirs. If it wasn't for the internet they would have run off like bandits.


 Edweirdo wrote:


You can't rip off a tuning scheme.  And since all blues is just I, IV, V even unto the heat death of the universe, I can't see how anyone can claim that anyone is ripping anyone else off.


And if they do, there are legal remedies in place to give credit and compensation. Case closed. 
The Smiths borrowed some of this for death of a disco dancer kind of.
 thewiseking wrote:

Note for Note THEFT. Not just the song but the entire arrangement.


Breaks my heart to have realized it but Page was one of the worst plagiarists of our times. Several egregious examples stand out: Bert Jansch's Black Water Side was ripped off completely when Page did Black Mountain Side and again when his arrangement of The Waggoners Lad was stolen for Brony Aur Stomp. Davey Grahams She Moved Through The Fair was turned into White Summer and Page had the balls to confabulate a story that he "learned Eastern Music styles while backpacking through India" which was precisely how Graham went on to innovate the DADGAD sitar style tuning Page ripped off. Jake Holme's Dazed and Confused was note for note theft. Breeden's lovely arrangement of the folk ballad Babe I'm Gonna Leave You, the Willie Dixon, the Howling Wolf, all of it stolen. It is clear that Page and his lawyers took the "fuck em, let em sue us" approach to doing business. The chickens are coming home to roost. Read this piece and go to the sources. It's an eye opener. https://alanwalkerart.com/wp/?tag=bert-jansch



You can't rip off a tuning scheme.  And since all blues is just I, IV, V even unto the heat death of the universe, I can't see how anyone can claim that anyone is ripping anyone else off.
I had (still have) a Panasonic radio with a single 6" speaker and a cassette deck that plugged into the aux in.  Two volume controls. 

Out in the woods, around a big bonfire, this cranked.   We always went out far enough that we never got bothered by cops.  About a mile out, under a huge pine, this got lots of plays.  

Kids built a pretty nice fort out there with stolen wood from the apartment complex. Of course it got knocked over.  It was much better that way though.  The open side faced the fire.  It was 90F in there in January in New England.

That was 39 years ago!
Pass the Bong!
 LinThizzy wrote:
I thought for decades that Bob Plant sang "Wounded a woman never bargained for you"
and
WHOLE LOTTA LOVE: "I've got koolaid you've got koolaid" (teabaggers anthem)
 
And I always thought it was "When did a woman ever bargain for you?". 
the original headbangers, par excellence.
 thewiseking wrote:
Note for Note THEFT. Not just the song but the entire arrangement.
Breaks my heart to have realized it but Page was one of the worst plagiarists of our times. Several egregious examples stand out: Bert Jansch's Black Water Side was ripped off completely when Page did Black Mountain Side and again when his arrangement of The Waggoners Lad was stolen for Brony Aur Stomp. Davey Grahams She Moved Through The Fair was turned into White Summer and Page had the balls to confabulate a story that he "learned Eastern Music styles while backpacking through India" which was precisely how Graham went on to innovate the DADGAD sitar style tuning Page ripped off. Jake Holme's Dazed and Confused was note for note theft. Breeden's lovely arrangement of the folk ballad Babe I'm Gonna Leave You, the Willie Dixon, the Howling Wolf, all of it stolen. It is clear that Page and his lawyers took the "fuck em, let em sue us" approach to doing business. The chickens are coming home to roost. Read this piece and go to the sources. It's an eye opener. https://alanwalkerart.com/wp/?tag=bert-jansch
 
What? Page and Plant borrowed a few licks?! Shocking!! This is big news!
No other band before or since has ever done such a thing! . . . Zzzzzzzzzzzzz . . .
I close my eyes and I'm 18, in my student digs, discovering this album and Moroccan hashish at the same time...possibly a perfect moment in time...
 BCarn wrote:

Whatever. They took something and made it better. Just enjoy it.
 


So tired of all these plagiarism crybabies trollin' on the Zep threads. The "wise"King has posted this same screed on multiple Zeppelin song threads.

Suddenly it's en vogue to trash on Led Zeppelin for virtue signaling purposes. Besides, if these other bands were any good the first time around, it'd be them in the Rock Pantheon instead of Zep.

I've read and heard the dismaying but unproved conversations that Zep specialized in "borrowing" a number of blues tracks.  Yeah, I get that, and I've heard a bit of unsettling crossover.  That said, this is simply one of THE great tracks of rock and roll.  That guitar break busts most of the boundaries.  Smoking hot. 
 KevinM wrote:
I'm one of those that just don't get Led Zeppelin - While there are a few exceptions, most of it is just a bunch of mind numbing noise, this one included
 
We'll never be frends
 KevinM wrote:
I'm one of those that just don't get Led Zeppelin - While there are a few exceptions, most of it is just a bunch of mind numbing noise, this one included
 
Wow, thank you, I just felt like I am the only stupid guy in the world not getting Led Zeppelin. Although I gave this one a 7 ;-)
I'm one of those that just don't get Led Zeppelin - While there are a few exceptions, most of it is just a bunch of mind numbing noise, this one included
I don't care what the neighbors say!  Doesn't get much better 
 HectorB wrote:
 'thewiseking' wrote: "Note for Note THEFT....", Yada, yada, yada.... 
 
                          I don't think being 'D&C' comes and goes. Pretty sure once you arrive, it settles in for the duration.
                                                               (I've got 5 years on you to claim 'empirical data' on this!){#Stop}                          BUT.... good info if true, but not that it will change the minds of the die hard LZ fans. They are 'like'
                                                                                             {#Drunk} 'Trumpians'{#Devil_pimp} 
                                      {#Frustrated} L{#Crown}Z{#Frustrated}{#Guitarist}{#Bananapiano}{#Drummer}{#Bananajam}{#Frustrated}{#Fight}{#Moon}{#Nyah}{#Yell}'MAGA!' Err... I mean,
                                                                                              {#Fire}LZ RULES!!{#Fire}
                                                                                                            {#Lol}
Happy New Year to all! Hope you get a little dazed and confuzed tonight! 
wow !!!  Dazzzzaaaaa and confffusssseed  :) :D
Getting the Led out in the office!!!!  Ugh! Ugh! Ugh!
 thewiseking wrote:
Note for Note THEFT. Not just the song but the entire arrangement.
Breaks my heart to have realized it but Page was one of the worst plagiarists of our times. Several egregious examples stand out: Bert Jansch's Black Water Side was ripped off completely when Page did Black Mountain Side and again when his arrangement of The Waggoners Lad was stolen for Brony Aur Stomp. Davey Grahams She Moved Through The Fair was turned into White Summer and Page had the balls to confabulate a story that he "learned Eastern Music styles while backpacking through India" which was precisely how Graham went on to innovate the DADGAD sitar style tuning Page ripped off. Jake Holme's Dazed and Confused was note for note theft. Breeden's lovely arrangement of the folk ballad Babe I'm Gonna Leave You, the Willie Dixon, the Howling Wolf, all of it stolen. It is clear that Page and his lawyers took the "fuck em, let em sue us" approach to doing business. The chickens are coming home to roost. Read this piece and go to the sources. It's an eye opener. https://alanwalkerart.com/wp/?tag=bert-jansch
 
Whatever. They took something and made it better. Just enjoy it.
 jambo wrote:

oh, please. music is like a river. it moves, evolves, incorporates, undulates, gets sampled, and the new version gets added to the mix.

jimmy listened carefully to blues masters. don't get ahead of yourselves. 

listen to the original you shook me. did page rip that off too? complete baloney when george got nicked for this same thing.

heck, the afghan whigs "algiers" sounds like a rip off of "be my baby" and so on  . . . 
 
The drum intro to "Algiers" is clearly derived from that of "Be My Baby" - the rest of the song sounds absolutely nothing like it.  This song was heavily copied from Jake Holmes' song - not just the music but much of the lyrics as well.  Still, this tune rocks - I believe new releases of LZ's first album now give partial credit to Holmes for this song.
 kingart wrote:

Wow. I always knew there were some uncomfortable similarities.  If true, this sort of puts a very different spin on a very classic band and how we listen to them. 
 
oh, please. music is like a river. it moves, evolves, incorporates, undulates, gets sampled, and the new version gets added to the mix.

jimmy listened carefully to blues masters. don't get ahead of yourselves. 

listen to the original you shook me. did page rip that off too? complete baloney when george got nicked for this same thing.

heck, the afghan whigs "algiers" sounds like a rip off of "be my baby" and so on  . . . 
 thewiseking wrote:
Note for Note THEFT. Not just the song but the entire arrangement.
Breaks my heart to have realized it but Page was one of the worst plagiarists of our times. Several egregious examples stand out: Bert Jansch's Black Water Side was ripped off completely when Page did Black Mountain Side and again when his arrangement of The Waggoners Lad was stolen for Brony Aur Stomp. Davey Grahams She Moved Through The Fair was turned into White Summer and Page had the balls to confabulate a story that he "learned Eastern Music styles while backpacking through India" which was precisely how Graham went on to innovate the DADGAD sitar style tuning Page ripped off. Jake Holme's Dazed and Confused was note for note theft. Breeden's lovely arrangement of the folk ballad Babe I'm Gonna Leave You, the Willie Dixon, the Howling Wolf, all of it stolen. It is clear that Page and his lawyers took the "fuck em, let em sue us" approach to doing business. The chickens are coming home to roost. Read this piece and go to the sources. It's an eye opener. https://alanwalkerart.com/wp/?tag=bert-jansch
 
Wow. I always knew there were some uncomfortable similarities.  If true, this sort of puts a very different spin on a very classic band and how we listen to them. 
Note for Note THEFT. Not just the song but the entire arrangement.


Breaks my heart to have realized it but Page was one of the worst plagiarists of our times. Several egregious examples stand out: Bert Jansch's Black Water Side was ripped off completely when Page did Black Mountain Side and again when his arrangement of The Waggoners Lad was stolen for Brony Aur Stomp. Davey Grahams She Moved Through The Fair was turned into White Summer and Page had the balls to confabulate a story that he "learned Eastern Music styles while backpacking through India" which was precisely how Graham went on to innovate the DADGAD sitar style tuning Page ripped off. Jake Holme's Dazed and Confused was note for note theft. Breeden's lovely arrangement of the folk ballad Babe I'm Gonna Leave You, the Willie Dixon, the Howling Wolf, all of it stolen. It is clear that Page and his lawyers took the "fuck em, let em sue us" approach to doing business. The chickens are coming home to roost. Read this piece and go to the sources. It's an eye opener. https://alanwalkerart.com/wp/?tag=bert-jansch
When the Led Zeppelin is playing, you shut the fuck up
When the Led Zeppelin is palying, you shut the fuck up
hammer of the GODS!
{#Beat}
To me 7 - Quite Likeable  TY RP
At the age of 70 I'm only just coming to terms with this and enjoying it more than previous listens. But hey ho been Dazed and Confused many times!
MASTER MUSICIANS!!!

John Bonham
To me 7 - Quite Likeable
 fredriley wrote:

Truly spliff music. Back in the stoned days I'd have blissed out on this, but in these straight days it's f*ckin' long, innit? Nae bad, though, and perhaps I'll take up the old weed again one day and play old Zep and Tangerine Dream albums :*)

 
Is Tangerine Dream that bad?  

I'll get me coat......
Jay-sus. The rock piece that just about defines the word detonation. 
Cranked to 11. Chills on a 90 degree afternoon. Awesome and awe-producing, even after all these years.
As a big LZ fan I hated this song from the beginning. Some pointless psychedelica attempt and this damn guitar bow.. but oh my GOD JP invented that! How great they say, even if the ears are bleeding. Getting a late insight and reading about how they stole most of their songs from others almost 40 years later doesn't make it better.
 fredriley wrote:

Truly spliff music. Back in the stoned days I'd have blissed out on this, but in these straight days it's f*ckin' long, innit? Nae bad, though, and perhaps I'll take up the old weed again one day and play old Zep and Tangerine Dream albums :*)

 
More TD!
It gets no better than this.
 hayduke2 wrote:
Aaaaaahh-aah Aaaaaaaah aaaaahhh!!!
Aaaaaaaah aaaaahhh Aaaaaaaah aaaaahhh Aaaaaaaah aaaaahhh!!!!!!   Aaaaaaaah aaaaahhh Yeah baby YEAH!!!

(raise the volume : P ) 

 
AAaaaahhh!!!! more like   {#Beat} {#Stop}
Aaaaaahh-aah Aaaaaaaah aaaaahhh!!!
Aaaaaaaah aaaaahhh Aaaaaaaah aaaaahhh Aaaaaaaah aaaaahhh!!!!!!   Aaaaaaaah aaaaahhh Yeah baby YEAH!!!

(raise the volume : P ) 
Godlike Zep!
 markybx wrote:
Messrs Jones and Bonham are have quite a conversation here.

 {#Drummer} {#Bananajam}

 
Thanks Markybx for pointing this out!  {#Smile} 

The grandstanding of Page and the Mighty Plant here tends to overshadow the godliness of the other two.  I've always liked Zeppelin but it's only been in the last decade that I've realized just how stellar this band was.
1969.....Fillmore West.....LSD.......Led Zeppelin. Ah yes...the good ole days.
 VH1 wrote:
Much too much Led Zeppelin is being played here, and what's even more strange, whenever their crappy songs are being played, PSD does not work...

Very strange indeed! {#Beat}

 
What planet are you from anyway??  {#Stupid}
This guy gets it.

kingart wrote:
No guitar solo is more analogous to a man's blues-rage meltdown. From confusion to despair to anger to rage to revenge and catharsis. Stupendous. Ferocious. Delicious. This band cooks at an unsurpassed full burn.  
Blows my mind that album critics panned this album. It's only a f*****g blues-rock masterwork of the first order.  

 


 Oldfastbowler wrote:
What a track.  What an album.

I must use PSD more often. 

 
Thankfully that's how I got here too, after PSDing some horrid song by Sam Phillips - Fighting With Fire.
So much better now. 
 MrsTom wrote:
Psd

 
We could never hang out together. {#Stupid} {#Naughty}
sounds best LOUD
Psd
Messrs Jones and Bonham are have quite a conversation here.

 {#Drummer} {#Bananajam}
 VH1 wrote:
Much too much Led Zeppelin is being played here, and what's even more strange, whenever their crappy songs are being played, PSD does not work...

Very strange indeed! {#Beat}

 
Yep, Illuminati confirmed
I thought for decades that Bob Plant sang "Wounded a woman never bargained for you"
and
WHOLE LOTTA LOVE: "I've got koolaid you've got koolaid" (teabaggers anthem){#Stupid}
 VH1 wrote:
Much too much Led Zeppelin is being played here, and what's even more strange, whenever their crappy songs are being played, PSD does not work...

Very strange indeed! {#Beat}

 
Worked for me! 
Much too much Led Zeppelin is being played here, and what's even more strange, whenever their crappy songs are being played, PSD does not work...

Very strange indeed! {#Beat}
Hypnotic drums, electrifying strings  : P    A1
Heard this for the first time in junior high art class in 1968. WOW! I'd not heard LZ before as our little town barley had a Top 40 AM station and no Led Zep on there, them damn hippies! Awesome stuff here!
And on it's release, this album was panned by some of the music critics.
Those who can, do. Those who can't, complain. 
 
holy shit.
Chills in the final breakdown.
After more than 45 years. Still burns.
I remember exactly where I was in the fall of '69 when I first heard this: Custodian had it blaring in the after-hours halls of my high school.
"What the hell is THIS?!"
Burned into me that moment.
{#Drummer}{#Dancingbanana_2}{#Bananajam}
 ddbz wrote:
Did those last three songs have a little 'theme' thing going on...?

 
Probably. That's part of the intent with the programming here.
Did those last three songs have a little 'theme' thing going on...?
I bought this 8 track when I was 14....hooked on Zeppelin forever after that day. {#Music}
What a track.  What an album.

I must use PSD more often. 
No guitar solo is more analogous to a man's blues-rage meltdown. From confusion to despair to anger to rage to revenge and catharsis. Stupendous. Ferocious. Delicious. This band cooks at an unsurpassed full burn.  
Blows my mind that album critics panned this album. It's only a f*****g blues-rock masterwork of the first order.  
 idiot_wind wrote:
This is mezmerizing. Hypnotic. Spacing out. Dazed and Confused.  

 
Truly spliff music. Back in the stoned days I'd have blissed out on this, but in these straight days it's f*ckin' long, innit? Nae bad, though, and perhaps I'll take up the old weed again one day and play old Zep and Tangerine Dream albums :*)
This is mezmerizing. Hypnotic. Spacing out. Dazed and Confused.  
 akdavey wrote:
Our office is getting the LED out !!!!!
Thanks Bill!

{#Drummer}{#Dancingbanana_2}

 
Meg?!?  Is that you Meg??!!!?!
{#Drummer}{#Fire}{#Motor}
 nobody does rock and roll like this anymore.. {#Guitarist} {#Drummer}
Dee eye tee tee Oh!!!
 abbey_normal wrote:
Oh heck yea!

 
Ditto!
Oh heck yea!
It's a 10!
 
Our office is getting the LED out !!!!!
Thanks Bill!

{#Drummer}{#Dancingbanana_2}
 stegokitty wrote:
One of my Top 10 Albums of all time.
This song alone is quite possibly THE most rockin' song ever. 

 
Me too Stego...2 of my top tens in the last 10 minutes.

Blood Sweat and Tears...Child is Father to the Man..

and this classic. Nice!......thanks Bill


Even advancing into the mists of Time, over the hill and moving further away from its progenitors who're now aging fast, this one still thunders.....and so long as the ROCK in roll stands as popular this one always will....
9 -> 10 after letting the line "soul of a woman was created below" echo through my head a few times.
 stegokitty wrote:
One of my Top 10 Albums of all time.
This song alone is quite possibly THE most rockin' song ever. 
It is good, but it was early for LZ and I don't think "most rockin" applies to this song, even compared to some of their later work, much less other artists. Too lengthy, as well.
 IrieTom wrote:
I recently got the vinyl reissue/remaster of this album.  We all know the music is great, but the clarity of sound is unbelievable- Jimmy Page did an awesome job.  I can't wait to hear the rest of the catalog as it comes out.Led Zeppelin 2014 reissue

 
I picked it up too, as for some reason my original copy of Zep I LP had gone missing (probably at college). I was amazed at how good this remaster sounds. Fun second live LP also.
I recently got the vinyl reissue/remaster of this album.  We all know the music is great, but the clarity of sound is unbelievable- Jimmy Page did an awesome job.  I can't wait to hear the rest of the catalog as it comes out.Led Zeppelin 2014 reissue
I feel the need for some Rush after this.
One of my Top 10 Albums of all time.
This song alone is quite possibly THE most rockin' song ever. 
 ScottN wrote:
Led Zep 1.1.  Kinda cool, but they went to do much better.

 

Seriously?  Like what?
Led Zep 1.1.  Kinda cool, but they went on to do much better.
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Way to start off the weekend!! Makes me want to do bad things.{#Razz}
TGIF...10.
 Sloggydog wrote:
I am becoming concerned for the apparent problem here with people's dexterity with a mouse.  Quite a few people seem to have accidentally missed the 10 button.

 
Yeah, I missed it and hit 9 when I first ranked the song, but I've since gone back and corrected my error.
 
That same paranoid melody...Black Sabbath copy Led Zepplin?
One of my top 10 all time favs.  
Classic of its time and still it holds its own, great track!
Give me that deep Zeppelin of Led. I actually prefer the live, one-thousand-and-ninety-three minute Song Remains the Same version to the original studio, but a 10 is a 10 is a 10 is a 10 is a...
{#Notworthy} {#Notworthy} {#Notworthy} {#Notworthy}
This track stands so far alone on the horizon, nothing even approaches the extent of the emotional journey it takes!
{#Sunny} 
I am becoming concerned for the apparent problem here with people's dexterity with a mouse.  Quite a few people seem to have accidentally missed the 10 button.
GENIUS
 ccjemmett wrote:
One of the weaker LZ songs. Plus, heard way too many times.
 
Compared to.......
One of the weaker LZ songs. Plus, heard way too many times.
First heard this album while helping a friend set up his band in the high school gym. We had somehow managed to connect one of the school's mono turntables (swiped from the Spanish classroom) into his PA system. 

A better set of circumstances for hearing music I've yet to encounter. 
 SchoepTone wrote:
Love Zep but always felt that Robert Plant was the weak link. He actually sounds better today than he ever did screeching in the ol' days.

 
{#Ask}
Happy birthday Robert! {#Biggrin}
{#Clap} Nearly peed my pants!  Bravo, I nominate this for laugh of the month. 

davidfarmerie wrote:
Robert Plant was made to sing this tune...
 
They had to force him?


Nice!
ein gutes album ! rock on !      {#Bananasplit}
 Zeito wrote:  Thanks for the Link Zeito... this just proves that Ol Rockers never die ... he still engrossed in his music and no loss of stamina. :-)


 davidfarmerie wrote:
Robert Plant was made to sing this tune...
 
They had to force him?
 davidfarmerie wrote:
Robert Plant was made to sing this tune...
 
And this guy wasn't:
 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=58mQvW0ROag
Robert Plant was made to sing this tune...
Dazed and Confused is also the title to a good film by Richard Linklater. 
Love Zep but always felt that Robert Plant was the weak link. He actually sounds better today than he ever did screeching in the ol' days.
Led Zeppelin first class!
Where is the 11 button?  Jimmy Page at his best......